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Operator II

LOCATION:  Kansas City, MO, US, 64120
A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Position Summary:  

The Operator II is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the line to meet and /or exceed production objectives and to assist the Shift Supervisor with the day to day operation strategies.  Perform operator level on-line preventive maintenance as needed.  


Essential Functions:

Ability to work in a self-directed manner with minimum supervision and positive attitude.
Act as shift team liaison with other operating teams.
Participate in the various Operations teams.
Perform area changeovers and continuous improvement activities in area.
Communicate accurate and timely information about downtime issues to technicians on other shifts.
Production documentation and troubleshooting inventory issues as required.   
Participate in all identified training.
Participate with the Shift Supervisor to implement improvement strategies that will help the line/area perform more efficiently.
Participate in the Safety program as it applies to production area to include area audits and conformance to all area LOTO and safety procedures.
Perform all line related quality activities. 
Complete all operator level PM work orders as needed and communicate work order requests.
Demonstrate a food safety quality culture in actions, words and spirit.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and skills Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years industrial experience
Ability to read, write, and comprehend English.  Strong verbal and written communication skills
Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
Proven ability to optimize equipment to meet and/or exceed product specifications, schedule, and planned rates
Complex problem solving skills
Mechanical aptitude
Manual dexterity
Attention to detail
High level troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated knowledge of industrial plant systems, equipment and operations
Working knowledge of injection molding processes and equipment if assigned
Must have basic skills in use of industrial mechanics and electrician tools

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
Must be able to work under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, high,

About the company

Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015,and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States

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